I think it depends on what your studying. I studied archaeology at a secular university. The professors I worked with primarily were agnostic atheists, with several Christians. The discussion was never negative towards Christianity. Granted, my primary focus was the Biblical era near and middle east, so that probably had something to do with it.
You are right. What the "shut down" professors don't understand is that the Bible is mixture of history, legend (hence the need for archaeology), myths, poetry, laws, prophecy, etc.. It just shows how clouded secularists minds are. There are a lot of places that have been discovered because they were mentioned in the Bible. A good example is the mention of Uriah the Hittite in the the Book of Kings and Chronicles. It was in the late 19th and early 20th century that we discovered the the Hittites were real and had a huge empire. We discovered the city of Troy because Homer gave some fascinating landmarks that helped archaeologist to find it. Before it was just considered a mythological story.
 June 17, 2015 at 3:28pm
If I want to learn about Islam, I’ll just read the Quran. Billboards are one of the last places I’d look.
 June 15, 2015 at 4:08pm
Actually it looks like an old nurse outfit from the first half of the 20th century. Which would make sense in a hospital.
 June 15, 2015 at 4:04pm
They probably don’t know this man’s faith or if he even has one, so went with a statement that doesn’t presume he is Christian.
 June 15, 2015 at 4:02pm
It may have to do with him wanting to be with his family more, or being home while his son is awake, so that he can take some of the pressure of parenting an autistic child off of his wife. Not everyone likes working 48 hours a week, nor are all their reasons simply for disliking it “I don’t want to work.”
You are also an employer, I presume a business owner. You got there by being someone who spends more time at work, and putting the hours in. That’s how you got to be an employer, but that’s not everyone’s drive. Personally, I’d rather be home with my family while my kids are young, rather than spending extra time at work.
June 15, 2015 at 11:44am
HJoodall, in most cases, yes. However, there is a syndrome known as Androgen insensitivity syndrome where genetically you are XY, but the body essentially ignores the androgen hormone. People with AIS are phenotypically female.
@drmda – lol, yes. That I did. I should know better.
 June 12, 2015 at 12:30pm
This is the internet. I just assume the “in my opinion” is implied with anyone’s comments/posts/blogs/etc.
 June 12, 2015 at 3:41am
It also helps that it didn’t have the extra weight of passengers and their luggage. That significantly lightens the aircraft and increases the stall speed. Awesome aircraft either way and I otherwise agree!
I believe you meant to say that the lighter weight decreases stall speed. Therefore the plane can fly at a lower airspeed without stalling.
@drmda - lol, yes. That I did. I should know better.
June 11, 2015 at 3:40pm
I’m willing to bet Tiffany’s isn’t advertising wedding rings to gay couples to promote it. They are advertising to gay couples because it’s a new revenue stream. And honestly, why wouldn’t they?
June 11, 2015 at 11:07am
Now, if we take into account that not everyone is at the extremes we get something like this, :
Strong Atheist (Gnostic Atheist) – “I am 100% certain that there is no god/gods”
De-Facto Atheist – “I cannot know for certain but I think god(s) is very improbable”
(Agnostic Atheist are usually somewhere between de-facto and weak atheists)
Weak Atheist – “I do not know whether god(s) exist but I’m inclined to be skeptical”
Pure Agnostic – “God’s existence and non-existence are exactly equiprobable”
Weak Theist – “I am very uncertain, but I am inclined to believe in god(s)”
(Agnostic Theists are usually somewhere between weak and de-facto theists)
De-Facto Theist – “I cannot know for certain but I strongly believe in god(s)”
Strong Theist (Gnostic Theist) – “I do not question the existence of god(s), I know he exists”
 June 11, 2015 at 10:59am
This discussion always seems to come up, and the misconceptions are rampant – still.
Atheist vs Agnostic vs Theist is not a scale with atheism at one end and theism at the other with agnosticism in the middle. It’s an XY axis, because atheism and agnosticism are describing two different things. Atheism/Theism is belief in a god/gods, while Agnosticism/Gnosticism are about knowledge of god/gods.
People exist somewhere on those two planes in terms of belief and knowledge.
At the extreme ends of each axis are:
the Gnostic Atheist – Does not believe and claims to know there isn’t.
the Gnostic Theist – Does believe and claims to know there is.
the Agnostic Atheist – Does not believe but does not claim to know for sure.
the Agnostic Theist – Does believe but does not claim to know for sure.
June 10, 2015 at 5:57pm
They would most likely still count as married via “common-law” in Australia, for the purposes of the government.
June 9, 2015 at 4:49pm
At first I thought it was the shadow of a statue (very common in the Eastern Block), but a quick google search shows no statues near by.
 June 9, 2015 at 4:39pm
So, private property rights are something you can just throw out the window when you disagree with something? How very patriotic of you. /sarcasm
 June 9, 2015 at 4:33pm
Just strap a GoPro to a high-end RC helicopter. No one thinks twice about flying RC’s around in the green space (which is near homes) by my house, but people get weirded out by the drone shape. Hell, you could probably do it with a high-end RC plane, and have even less people question you.
Zorro: I apologize if I came off rude. I was just trying to inform. We have an interesting school system here, one that includes private and charter schools as well. My kids are not yet in school, my oldest being 3 and a half and my youngest being 1 and a half, and I haven’t decided which school system to put them into yet. I think you have to declare you’re Catholic to be in the Catholic school system (but I’ve seen conflicting sources on that). I’m an agnostic atheist, but I hear the Catholic school system is better organized (this incident having shaken that a bit) and that the education is overall better. I’m not against my kids hearing about religion either.
Ungroundable: I do remember that. I think that was on the Anthony Henday Hwy, wasn’t it?